Blanket of whiteCover me softly
blanket of white
hide me from above
so they will not see
what the world
has done to me
so they can ignore
their fault in this
let them look away
afraid for what is
underneath my blanket
of untouched white
let them wonder
what they have done
to the thing
under a blanket
oh so very white
Truest HomeI took my mask off,Truest Home9 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
showed my true face,
but you threw it back at me,
called me a disgrace.
No one wants to see.
No one wants to hear
about my hopes and dreams,
my memories and fear.
They'd rather I stayed quiet,
shy and in my place,
but I can't stay behind.
I want to run the race.
"No!" They cry.
Stay where you belong.
No one wants to hear
your misery song.
So crawl back in the dark,
with your monsters and fear.
Sit there quietly,
year after year.
Never going to get out,
never going to get free.
This is where I belong.
This is the truest home for me.
NewbornClose your eyes and listenNewborn9 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And soon enough you'll hear
The heartbeat of a newborn
Beating fast and clear
Innocent and curious
A newborn wants to know
The big world that surrounds it
And who is friend or foe
A newborn calf is precious
Just like a newborn pet
It needs its mother with it
To love and to protect
So why do you forget this
When you buy meat and cheese?
A calf is not a cat or dog
But it deserves to breathe
A newborn needs much space to grow
Regardless of what species
A newborn needs to have good health
Not cages caked with feces
A calf that's torn from its mother
Two short days after birth
A calf that's born just to be killed
For more veal to be served
No animal deserves to have
A life of so much pain
When it causes so much disease
You have nothing to gain
So please make the connection
Every time you eat a steak
It may be your own choice
But is it your own life to take?
Beautiful CovenAs I take your hand in this circle,Beautiful Coven9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I no longer feel alone,
I've found where I belong,
And I grow strong.
Years on a vacant island,
But now I have returned home.
You drape a black robe as dark as the night sky,
Over my body as beautiful as a temple,
I see light twinkle in your eyes,
As you light the pink candle that resembles,
The love that is growing between the whole group.
We all link closing our eyes,
Saying chants to improve our lives,
Never will we cause harm,
Never will we follow the path of lust.
What we must do is give back.
Restore the tree branch we tore down,
Plant beauteous flowers in the ground.
And sit here in the angelic sound of silence,
Oh how it fills my soul taking me away,
For a visit with the Gods and Goddesses.
I sway into a trance of serenity and love.
I feel Eirene invading into me,
Showing the peace that is meant to be inside of me.
Frigg showing me what I will receive in the future,
From the better people I will come in contact with.
Hades showing me the love
House of MirrorsThey say I spinHouse of Mirrors9 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
a web of lies,
but webs are for spiders.
They catch their flies.
No, my lies are mirrors,
each a different reflection.
They fill up my house,
my sinful collection.
Sometimes I get lost.
There's so much confusion.
Which ones are real?
Which are illusions?
I try to back track,
but the mirrors turn me around.
I cry out for help,
but the mirrors block the sound.
I give up.
Hang another mirror.
In this one I'm cruel and cold
on the exterior.
How many reflections
will I become?
Which one is real?
Where have I gone?
The Slow ClockEnough, sweet emotion!The Slow Clock10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Depart my being with haste!
Allow me the chance to smile
Without feeling like waste!
Allow me peace for once.
Give me rest from harm!
Allow me a chance to drop
My guard and disarm.
Be wrenched forth, vessel
Of life clutched within!
And give me a chance to win.
My war will never end
And my existence forges on.
I will never experience the hate
Waiting for me in the great beyond.
The devil is calling
For my blood to spill,
So that my soul enters the kingdom
Of peace known as Hell.
My agony drags on
Until my time comes to be buried.
Then my body will rot
And maybe then I'll feel like I'm married.
Coming Apart at the SeamsAgain my arms have paid the price,Coming Apart at the Seams10 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
For the pathetic thing,
I call my life.
Cuts up and down,
Decorating my arm,
Keeping me safe,
From emotional harm.
Guarding my soul,
All through the night.
Showing that there is darkness,
Even in light.
So no matter how much I try,
To just go past,
The scars on my arms will always last.
They'll line up,
With the ones in my heart,
Until the day,
I finally fall apart.
CobblestonesLooking down upon the roadCobblestones10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Of cobblestones before me,
Neatly kept are the rocks,
Cleared of grass and weeds.
Moss is not permitted
To grow across its width.
No green is allowed
Within its breadth.
I walk the road many times,
Memory committed to it.
I recall every bump and raise,
Every lift and every dip.
Yet with the ages past,
The rises increase.
With the years gone by,
The familiarities cease.
I look to the road to
Decide my course.
I begin to crumble and
Wail until I'm hoarse.
I've lost my way
Upon this road.
I look around for help;
All I feel is cold.
The years wear on,
The road begins to fade.
The stones once neatly arranged
Are pulled up as nature invades.
We cease to be,
This road and I.
I lift my eyes up
To a foreboding sky.
The era passes,
and suffers from his sins.
What's left of the road,
That which guided me wherever,
Is the track left by the animals
That leap, bound and trot hither.
The stones are moss now,
The gaps full of grass.
I look to the p
Sonnet XXIWho can bemoan these barren, bitter daysSonnet XXI9 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
When he who loved once spoke and heard her vows
Which were but words upon which passion preys
Until the breast from a dream does arouse.
And tacit, tamed truth sends forth honest odds,
Still he uncovers that twinge trickle spring,
Still she does worship her twice fallen Gods
To find tonic herbs in winged Cupid's sting.
How trite, how vain my liege it is to keep
High pearls of eyes bereft the sheen of cheer
In dungeons deep, or thorny towers steep
On lambent clouds that rove the drifting sphere?
For rue remembers joys, charms, bonds of air
And forgets years of mirth once lay elsewhere.
in dark eyeethereally floating therein dark eye9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
envying the lust of life
luridly at a rolling boil
expansive outcome of supernova
distant alluring signal
behind fine line lashes
comet trails pioneer the iris
tease of civilizations incalculable
ancient creation secrets born anew
granted before wish uttered
just a shy blink leaves me
ethereally floating there
Far AwayI don’t see how you could want anything from me.Far Away10 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I’m cold and I’m gone and I won’t ever be
There for you, even though I know how you
Need me to; it’s what I want too.
But I’m lost in a land far away from all others.
It’s dark and unknown without my sisters and brothers,
So I scream out. Why am I lost in this way?
Why do I watch you all suffer and do nothing every single day?
I know that all that I am to the people around
Is a cruel twister of words who brings everyone down.
That’s all I am to me, at least.
But there are people who stick around this cruel beast.
So I can’t be all that terrible, right?
If so, why do I feel like a pitiably sad sight?
because i have toimpaledbecause i have to9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
& wreaking havoc on these
more than endorphins &
planes out of control
pretending that if
instilled in bedsheets
You Told MeYou Told MeYou Told Me9 months ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
You told me, “We only have one life to live…”
I never wanted to be ‘that guy,’ so I said, “I’d give it another try.”
But I suppose you thought that meant I had a few more chances to give…..
‘Cause nothing changed; simply more of the same straight-faced lies
Only this time, the lies became more outrageous
“You’re the most amazing person I’ve ever known,” you hesitated,
Then muttered, “I love you,” but now, deep down I knew you were no one to trust
Believe me I wanted to, but I’m not so easily persuaded
I saw through the façade; or as you put it, “Your wall,”
But you didn’t need it, not with me; at one point you really were my best friend
I would always be there for you, whenever you began to fall
I’d protect you and keep you safe; I never wanted our friendship to end
You told me, “I was the kindest guy you
A Sad SmileA sad smileA Sad Smile8 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Pains more than a frown
A glimpse of a loved one
As they silently drown
A broken smile
That speaks of frustration
A choked laugh
Full of desperation
A troubled smile
That speaks of a fight
Searching for light
A bitter smile
That thinks it's too late
A mind given in
To a horrible fate
A wistful smile
Can mean nothing good
Most of all if its meaning
A sad smile
Is far worse than a frown
For it's the smile of someone
Who's accepted they'll drown
April 27th, 2013
My Soul to KeepHeart beats fast,My Soul to Keep9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
nerves are stretching,
so close to snapping.
Try to calm down.
Take a deep breath,
feel so weak,
so close to death.
and the clock's ticking slow.
When will it be over?
When's my time to go?
about to break.
God, I'm here,
my soul to take.
Take it now.
I'm really done,
tired of fighting,
don't want to run.
I just want to rest,
just want to sleep,
take me forever,
my soul to keep.
The Torturing DreamSoft... her skin. He knew it would be before he even knew her name.The Torturing Dream10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Silent... the breath he can't catch after his gasp when she said 'Hello gorgeous. Let's go make some trouble.'
Soft... the sheets on the bed in a room he'd never seen, but was happy to be inhabiting.
Silent... the arch of her back and the tears on her face, oxytocin induced...
Hard... the concrete he sees when he awakes from the dream
Cold... the skin on his chest where she laid her head seconds before
Hard... the sound of him lighting a cigarette in the quiet room
Cold... his breath when he exhales the first drag of another day
MemoriaA battle they don’t seeMemoria10 months ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
The war of memory
The struggle to suppress
These seconds of duress
Along with these moments
Longing for lost enchantments
Wishing to forget
To get lost in the net
Then this tale could fade
Slip into a dark shade
Giving us another chance
Another try at our dance
If memory was merciful
We would simply forget
And if time was remorseful
Regret and hope could offset
We could get lost in the glory
We could live another story
Without painful memory
Connecting you to me
Quietly, GentlyShy smiles and fluttering butterflies,Quietly, Gently10 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
My heart would beat faster when I looked into your eyes.
Even then, as I held you warmly in my arms,
Every word you said put me under your charm.
Dozing off, I sent you a little smile.
And told you that it’s fine to fall asleep for a while.
When you awoke, the sun was setting for its own time to sleep.
So I pulled you close and breathed in so deep.
Quietly, in the dark, I slowly fell in love.
Gently in my arms, I called you my little dove.
A Walk Into An OceanShe's walking into a cold bitter seaA Walk Into An Ocean4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
She can feel the icy water touch her on the knee
She continues to walk further and further
Then it starts to hurt her
Her vains freezing like ice
At first the coldness felt nice
But then it makes her vains turn darker blue
And thats when her uncaring thoughts grew
She's shivering and cannot stop
And soon she hears a pop
She falls deeper and deeper under the water
She starts to wonder if sombody saw her
Gasping for a breath and pleading for a rest
Sinking to the bottom and curled in a nest
With her eyes closed and unable to breathe
Then she sinks and goes deeper underneath
She's at her watery grave
It would of been better if she would of been saved
It's a walk into an ocean nobody will forget
Now she is laying in her underwater pit
Wake me up whenWake me up, when crying is only for those moments that are unbearably beautiful.Wake me up when9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Wake me up, when helping someone else, is done genuinely and joyfully.
Wake me up, when society becomes less interested in falsities and more aware of truth.
Wake me up, when equality is real, apparent, strong and inevitable.
Wake me up, when children's innocence is untainted with maturity.
Wake me up, when control is dead and freedom roams wildly.
Wake me up, when poverty only exists in bad decisions.
Wake me up, when money is last, on the peoples to get list.
Wake me up, when power belongs to us, and not the self-proclaimed.
Wake me up, when we heal the earth from our selfishly inflicted lacerations.
Wake me up, when respect is our international anthem.
Wake me up, when love is all we know, and fear is suffocated by it.
Wake me up, when strength is nurtured and weakness buried.
Wake me up, when beauty is appreciated for all its imperfections.
Wake me up, when conformity is drowning in an ocean of imagina
In The RainfallIn The Rainfall10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
In The Rainfall
Dripping with blame
Drowning from hate
I felt your anger
I held my pieces together
I always wait for the right moment
To finally break down
I need the pain to flow perfect
To let it all out
I'm reaching for my tainted core / I won't let you corrupt me anymore
You will not be a part of me / This is not how it's going to be
I always wait for the oncoming storm
That's the only time
Endure it all until the promised calm
Just to call it mine
I am myself again
It's gone with the rain
I am my own protection
I can rise above the destruction
FallingI'm not sure how I got here.Falling2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The earth around me seems to,
Sit still as I plummet down,
The wind screams into my ear,
Taking over weathered thoughts.
You know that your life will cease,
And that you have no control,
Yet despite the crawling end,
You recollect happiness.
Time seems to slow itself down,
As if giving me pity,
Letting me relive my life,
And make amends with myself,
Before the coming darkness.
Forbidden LoveForbidden Love9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Our love is a secret
Thou art more aged than me
Thou love my innoncense
Thou loves my freshness
Our love is a secret
I'm a lady friend of thy daughter
Thy wife loves me very much
I am a little her second daughter
Sspite of everything, they suspect anything
I discover things unknown
I discover pleasure of sex
Thou art my guide, my lover
This love story is full of forbidden but so strong
Same Old TaleI keep on tryingSame Old Tale8 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
But I always fail
It keeps on changing
But it's the same old tale
I try to fight it
But it always wins
It leaves me wondering
What were my sins
What did I do
To deserve this strife
Why can't I
Simply lead a happy life
It keeps getting harder
To keep up this fight
And I'm finding
I don't have the might
I'm too tired
To repeat the past
Every time it's tougher
To simply last
To not give up
Before the start
To not give in
To my aching heart
It's insanity to try
When I know the result
After so many fails
It's only my fault
I know I can't fix this
And it won't go away
The best I can do
Keep it shortly at bay
I need someone's help
I can't fix it alone
I can't break this cycle
All on my own
But that's the problem
I'm doomed to repeat
I can't ask for help
When I expect deceit
If I can't trust
Those who say they care
Then how can I trust
They'll truly be there
So as long as I'm stuck
Without any support
The result will continue
Be the same report
I will try
And I will fail
See Past The MakeupWalk into the party for a good timeSee Past The Makeup1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Guessing how long it will be
Before I have gain the interest
Of someone I’ve never met before
Wonder how many people will talk to me
And actually show me just who they really are
How many people walk around with plastic masks?
I can see many people walk around with disguises
To hide just who they really are
Somehow I can see the monsters within all the people
Maybe I will no longer stop waiting
For the people to reveal just who they really are
I think it’s about time that I did something about it
Because I can tell that it would be too long
Before I understand the reasons for everyone’s anger
And I really want to do is see who they really are
All I want to do is just see who you really are
I have to look past the emotion masks
That you people are wearing to hide your ugliness
And to do that you simply wear makeup
Because you’re too scared of people seeing your true self
But it’s already too late because you’ve alre